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Enel launches €1 billion green bond for renewables, networks and energy tech
16 Jan 2019 at 9:07am
Italian utility Enel has launched a €1 billion (US$1.14 billion) green bond to finance new renewables, transmission and distribution networks and e-mobility projects.



Cepsa and Masdar to collaborate on solar and wind in Iberia
16 Jan 2019 at 8:48am
Cepsa and Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, are to partner on setting up renewable energy projects in Spain and Portugal, where Cepsa is planning 500-600MW of capacity over the next five years.



Chinese solar firms expect domestic growth as consolidation looms
16 Jan 2019 at 8:13am
Chinese solar companies are looking forward to an improvement in the domestic market in 2019 and welcome a phase of consolidation.



SECI to tender for renewable energy and battery storage projects in Lakshadweep
16 Jan 2019 at 7:00am
Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is planning to develop its own renewable energy projects at the Indian archipelago of Lakshadweep, with an eye on coupling the projects with battery energy storage.



Application for 49.5MW solar project in KPK, Pakistan
16 Jan 2019 at 6:39am
Pakistan’s National Electric Power Authority (NEPRA) has received a tariff requests from project developer Aasal Solar Power for a 49.5MW solar project at Luni, Kulachi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK).



Sunseap invests in Australia’s Todae Solar
16 Jan 2019 at 5:16am
Singapore-based developer Sunseap Group has acquired a minority stake in Australian commercial and industrial (C&I) solar EPC company Todae Solar.



Masdar partners with Taaleri for solar and wind projects in Central and Eastern Europe
15 Jan 2019 at 11:14am
Finnish renewables developer and fund manager Taaleri Energia has formed a joint venture with Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, to develop solar and wind projects in Central and Eastern Europe.



European Energy signs PPA with Axpo for 300MW of solar in Italy
15 Jan 2019 at 10:42am
Danish developer European Energy has signed a more than 12-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Swiss utility Axpo for the electricity generated by 300MW of future solar PV projects in Italy.



India’s NTPC tenders for 20MW floating solar at gas power plant in Rajasthan
15 Jan 2019 at 8:13am
Indian state-run utility NTPC has issued a tender for 20MW of floating solar PV at its gas power station in Anta in the state of Rajasthan.



ROUND-UP: innogy and Primus partnership, Sudan solar for exports, TNB 45MW financing
15 Jan 2019 at 7:37am
innogy plans 50MW of solar with Primus, Sudan plans solar and water harvesting in North Kordofan, TNB secures financing for 45MW solar project.



California-based utility PG&E files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
15 Jan 2019 at 1:54am
Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), one of the largest utilities serving Northern California and the surrounding region, announced Monday that it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.



Lightsource BP appoints new president for Americas expansion
15 Jan 2019 at 1:18am
Lightsource BP has announced the appointment of Kevin Smith as CEO for the Americas, with the renewable-energy industry veteran tasked with helping lead Lightsource BP’s expansion across the region.




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Puget Sound Energy selects Sunverge for grid-scale solar+storage demonstration
15 Jan 2019 at 8:56pm
by Billy Ludt
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has selected the Sunverge platform to test the integration of battery storage technology as part of its Smart Grid demonstration efforts. The Smart Grid is designed to help customers save money and energy, while helping PSE improve grid reliability and reduce its carbon footprint. Sunverge is an open platform for creating… The post Puget Sound Energy selects Sunverge for grid-scale solar+storage demonstration appeared first on Solar Power World.

Roof mount solar supplier SolarRoofHook is now named QuickBOLT
15 Jan 2019 at 7:04pm
by Billy Ludt
SolarRoofHook’s claim to solar fame came from its patented QuickBolt roof mount—a mounting solution with built-in microflashing that can be installed on asphalt rooftops without lifting shingles. Now, the company has re-branded, and moving forward will be known as QuickBOLT, sharing the same name as its breakout product. QuickBOLT is a division of QuickScrews International,… The post Roof mount solar supplier SolarRoofHook is now named QuickBOLT appeared first on Solar Power World.

LONGi solar panels added to Sunnova’s approved vendor list
15 Jan 2019 at 5:43pm
by Kelly Pickerel
LONGi Solar has been added to the approved vendor list of Sunnova Energy. Through this new partnership, Sunnova’s network of local installers can offer LONGi’s 60-cell LR6-60PB family of black-on-black modules with power density up to 315 W to residential customers across the United States. Before being selected to join Sunnova’s approved vendor list, both LONGi’s… The post LONGi solar panels added to Sunnova’s approved vendor list appeared first on Solar Power World.

Nautilus Solar acquires 3-MW community solar project in development in Rhode Island
15 Jan 2019 at 4:50pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Nautilus Solar Energy has acquired a 3-MW community solar development from ISM Solar Development, a developer of large commercial and utility-scale solar projects. The project is qualified under Rhode Island’s emerging community solar program. Construction is targeted for completion during the first half of 2019. Nautilus will be responsible for the project management, customer subscription, and long-term… The post Nautilus Solar acquires 3-MW community solar project in development in Rhode Island appeared first on Solar Power World.

Solar Wolf Energy adds 5-MW array to New Hampshire vegetable farm
15 Jan 2019 at 4:43pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Solar Wolf Energy, a nationwide solar panel and system installer based out of Central Massachusetts, announced that they’ve agreed to construct and commission a 5-MW agricultural solar farm in Concord, New Hampshire. The system will be built on 15 acres of land at Lewis Farm in Concord. The owners of the farm, James Meinecke and… The post Solar Wolf Energy adds 5-MW array to New Hampshire vegetable farm appeared first on Solar Power World.

New report aims to help states design effective community solar programs for all income levels
15 Jan 2019 at 4:25pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) have released a new report, “Design and Implementation of Community Solar Programs for Low- and Moderate-Income Customers.” The report reviews existing and emerging low- and moderate-income (LMI) community solar programs, discusses key questions related to program design, outlines how states can leverage… The post New report aims to help states design effective community solar programs for all income levels appeared first on Solar Power World.

Black & Veatch completes solar microgrid at Shell Technology Center in Texas
15 Jan 2019 at 3:51pm
by Kelly Pickerel
A Black & Veatch-designed microgrid at Shell’s Technology Center in Houston, Texas, is actively powering part of the campus while serving as a critical research tool for Shell International Exploration & Production Company’s work to explore the next generation of clean power and distributed energy technologies. The microgrid, which incorporates solar PV panels, a natural… The post Black & Veatch completes solar microgrid at Shell Technology Center in Texas appeared first on Solar Power World.

Standard Industries launches GAF Energy to assist homeowners buying a new roof to also buy solar
15 Jan 2019 at 3:41pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Standard Industries, the world’s largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer, announced the launch of GAF Energy, a new company that aims to revolutionize the adoption of rooftop solar for everyday consumers. Working in partnership with GAF, a Standard Industries company and the largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer in North America, GAF Energy will drive scalable adoption… The post Standard Industries launches GAF Energy to assist homeowners buying a new roof to also buy solar appeared first on Solar Power World.

PanelClaw releases new single- and double-tilt flat roof mounting systems
14 Jan 2019 at 5:22pm
by Billy Ludt
In another move to drive down the costs of flat roof solar PV, PanelClaw introduces the clawFR platform. clawFR is the result of more than 10 years of developing flat roof mounting systems. “We continue to listen to installers, developers, finance providers, insurance companies and other stakeholders to deliver the lowest installed cost and most… The post PanelClaw releases new single- and double-tilt flat roof mounting systems appeared first on Solar Power World.

New standard communication model helps the grid interact with smart inverters and storage
14 Jan 2019 at 3:42pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
A collaborative team published a new Application Note, DNP3 Application Note AN2018-001 – DNP3 Profile for Communications with Distributed Energy Resources, to help grid operators communicate with distributed energy resources (DER) and enhance use and value of energy storage and solar generation connected to smart inverters. Led by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the… The post New standard communication model helps the grid interact with smart inverters and storage appeared first on Solar Power World.

The APsystems QS1 microinverter now shipping in the U.S.
14 Jan 2019 at 2:37pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
The APsystems QS1, an innovative four-module, single-phase microinverter for residential applications, is now shipping in the United States. The QS1 offers 300% faster installation time, while offering the highest peak output power and up to three times faster data transmission speed than PLC. A wider MPPT voltage range will result in a greater energy harvest… The post The APsystems QS1 microinverter now shipping in the U.S. appeared first on Solar Power World.

New California law amps up solar consumer protection
14 Jan 2019 at 2:11pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
California homeowners now enjoy new rights under a new law championed by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2019. The intent of Assembly Bill 1070 is to protect consumers looking to invest in solar power while discouraging unethical practices from the dishonest solar power companies. “Homeowners will have more… The post New California law amps up solar consumer protection appeared first on Solar Power World.


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